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Lindsay Davenport: The Media's New Working Mom Darling?

The tennis superstar (and new mother) is in the spotlight

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I'm a former corporate hack trying the full-time mom thing. But I still like to write about how working moms are portrayed in the media. You can read more of me at my blog: http://selfmademom.net

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4 comments so far...

  • I like your outlook -- the grass is always greener. I envy moms who can work part time or job share. I always wonder if I could get my son's many appointments scheduled better if I had that half day off.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Daisy on 26th January 2008

  • Every situation is different and depends on each variable. Lindsay and your colleague may have great childcare, love their jobs and have supportive husbands. That makes working alot easier to manage. I have great childcare, a supportive husband but a job I'm not quite digging right now, so its do-able, but not enjoyable. If I had not had complete confidence in my childcare, I would have quit my job a long time ago.

    But you're right, behind the scenes, no matter how much support you have, being a working mom is never as easy as it looks. I have a colleague who doesn't have children ask me often "how I do it." I always tell her, "It's all a facade...behind the scenes, I'm really a mess..."

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Amy@UWM on 24th January 2008

  • I love her too- it was more about the media and it's standards for how working moms should be!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Sara on 23rd January 2008

  • I think your point about not comparing ourselves to the celeb working moms is a great one. But funny, when I saw that Lindsey came back after having a baby, I was kind of excited. I am a fan of hers and think it's great that while she does not have to keep playing -- she has won enough, made enough money, etc -- she still has it in her.

    (Maybe I just like seeing other type A working moms out there:)

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Nataly on 22nd January 2008

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